Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Angier and Cabot Elementary schools are the two oldest schools in the district, and Zervas is one of the most crowded, officials say.
Have you ever wanted to see the inside of some of Newton's elementary schools? Well, now is your chance. The district administration has posted a video (see above) that tours the Angier, Cabot and Zervas schools. The video aims to show the aging and cramped facilities, as funding for the reconstruction and/or renovation of these three elementary schools will be decided in a March 12 special election for the mayor's $11.4 million override package. What do you think -- are you still for/against the override? Does this video change your mind? Tell us in the comments section below.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The School Committee approved the recommendation at its meeting Monday night, pending the passage of the override.
With a growing student population and fewer classroom spaces available at Bigelow Middle School, the Newton School Committee approved last night a measure that will send all Cabot Elementary School students to F.A. Day Middle School. "Next year, if we continue our current enrollment patterns, we do not have enough space at Bigelow," Newton Superintendent David Fleishman said at last night's Newton School Committee meeting. Currently, fifth graders leaving Cabot Elementary are split between F.A. Day and Bigelow, the city's two north side middle schools. Those two middle schools then feed into Newton North High School. According to Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Cynthia Bergan, this year's fifth grade class has 1021 …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The district is currently partnering with the MSBA for the Angier School rebuilding project, but what about other elementary schools?
With growing space needs in the Newton Public Schools (NPS), district officials are considering additional partnerships with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to renovate and rebuild the city's elementary schools. According a memo and facilities update from Deputy Superintendent/Chief Administrative Officer Sandy Guryan, the MSBA has said it will consider additional Newton school construction projects when its funding cycle begins again in January 2013. Guryan said the district had a "productive conversation" with the MSBA on June 26 where they discussed the district's serious space needs as well as its aging facilities. To view the memo, click the .pdf to the right. Newton is currently partnering with the MSBA in the …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The conditions at Cabot Elementary are a concern to many parents, who are hoping the district will prioritize the school as its next project.
While the focus of Monday night's Newton School Committee meeting was the district's three-year, $5.6 million technology plan, a number of other important items came up during the evening including discussion on facilities and buffer zones. Here are five things you may have missed from the May 14 meeting: 1. A number of parents spoke during the public comment period about the conditions at Cabot Elementary School, asking the School Committee to consider making Cabot's facilities a higher priority and possibly bump up the timeline on its rebuilding/renovation. According to a facilities plan recently presented to the committee, Cabot is not scheduled for rebuilding for a few years. One Cabot parent and PTO member, Suzanne Wakefield, told …